Also pay attention to the tides. At a draft of 5', I can't make it through at low tide.As I read it will be left in the open position for marine traffic.. No wait time!! But be careful it's difficult to see who's coming through the narrow opening on a busy weekend. Generally those with a following current should be first if traffic is backed up..but a few will not know this..
Eastern Bay And South River
Kent Island Narrows
Painting at the MD RT 18B drawb
ridge across Kent Island Narrows, at mile 1.0, at Kent Island, Queens Anne County, MD.
Beginning March 21, 2014 through
May 22, 2015
. Ref LNM 06/15
Probably would be very prudent to call the bridge tender as well as keep a watch on channel 13 and ask for boat traffic activity while transiting the Narrows as he has the advantage of seeing both sides of the bridge. However they have been known to be hard to respond to calls from boaters when there is no demand (off hours) to do so...I have this uneasy feeling that without the bridge as an obstruction many will barrel right through the narrows without considering traffic/right-of-way and currents. I think having to circle and wait forces people to stop, think, and plan. Extra caution is probably prudent.